Time Out says
For a quarter century, artists working the margins of New York music have clustered under the antifolk rubric, a broad scene that maintains a safe haven in the back of the East Village’s Sidewalk Café. Randomly dropping by Sidewalk can be a risky endeavor: Not every performer is the world’s next Beck (to cite one artist who rose through antifolk’s ranks). A smart time to pop in is during the Antifolk Festival, which takes over the club for a week or so every August. Check sidewalkny.com/events/calendar for the full lineup.